A SCANDAL TO REMEMBER
Set sail with Essex as she cleverly pits a bluestocking against a stiff-upper-lipped British naval officer and lets the sparks fly. Essex spices her fast-paced tale with fascinating details of ships and sailing and adds plenty of sexual tension, high-seas adventures, danger and desire. Readers will be on the edges of their seats reading this latest Reckless Brides tale.
When Lieutenant Charles Dance finds the captain of the Tenacious in a drunken stupor and the crew barely working, he takes matters into his own hands. Miss Jane Burke is embarking on a journey to the South Seas that will allow her to make her own mark on the scientific community. She will not let an insufferable lieutenant or a surly crew destroy her dream. But Jane is surprised by Charles’ kindness and the emotions he arouses. Charles is struck by Jane’s determination and courage in the face of hardships at sea. She becomes his rock and he her dream, but will they have the strength to face down those who would destroy them? (ST. MARTIN’S, Sep., 400 pp., $7.99)